A natural flamejet system produces the thrust necessary for them to dive at their prey or enemies. The Gerutas' thick armour-plated wings make them vicious predators, and they are near the top of the food chain on Zebes - only one species has been seen to attack them.
Gerutas also appear as X-hosts or mimics in Sector 1 and Sector 5 on board the BSL Space Station after the destruction of Zebes in Metroid Fusion. Interestingly, this variant, also known as the Geruboss (ゲルバス Gerubasu ), is most common in Sector 5, which is a sub-zero area, and do not appear at all in Sector Sector 3, the super-heated area that is akin to their native habitat in Norfair. These variants are larger in size and also appear to have gained enormous, metallic pincer arms. These differences are most likely caused by the X Parasites' ability to manipulate their victims' DNA. Another possible variant is the similarly-named Geruda.
"The skin on these powerful opponents can generate fire and radiate the energy inside their bodies. Be especially careful of the strong red ones. These creatures are the most powerful to appear in this scene."
"A Geruta's skin emits high temperatures, and it releases the energy stored inside its body to fly around. It has the same toughness as the Rio, and pink ones are weaker than the red ones."
Official Nintendo Player's GuideEdit
"Its body is covered with skin which radiates intense heat. It attacks Samus from overhead."
Super Metroid manualEdit
"This enemy defends itself by a heat-resistant shell and attacks ceaselessly with two large claws."
|Color||HP||ATK||E||BE||M||SM||PB||Norfair. Gerutas fly about in a circular/diagonal manner.|
|Food, Nourishment and Sustenance|
|Plants & Fungi||Blueroot Tree • Fruit • Red Starburst • Sap Sac • Saturnine|
|Species||Geruta • Embers • Kiru Giru • Pirate Militia • Reo • Ripper • Sciser • Scritter • Skree • Space Pirate • Tallon Crab • Torizo • X Parasite • Zoomer|
|Specific Humans||Samus Aran • Virginia Aran|
|Carrion||"Deceased Soldier" • Amok Mommy|
|Liquid||Lava • Phazon|
|Artificial/Misc.||Deca-triticale • Elite Nutrient Mix • Energy • Nutrient-grade biomatter • Synthetic Metroid rations • Wrecked Ship|